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MOLLYSARAN Posts: 1,060
11/10/11 12:36 P

there is no reason you can't go look & find out how long the stores in your area need to order dresses , but i would wait till around the 6 month mark to buy emoticon

SCTK519 Posts: 2,085
10/21/11 9:39 P

I got my dress altered and it was over half the cost of the dress. AND I didn't lose any weight between when the dress was purchased & fitted so I wouldn't recommend it now. You can look sure, but I certainly wouldn't buy until like 6-8 months out. Who knows if you buy something now and find something you like better closer to.

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10/21/11 5:58 P

hello, not to be the black sheep, but first, ask yourself what is your budget, my first wedding, i had a 5,000 budget, kept it very small, 50 guest invites, and i found a great dress at the 99.00 rack, i just brought the dress off season, and did not get it altered until it got closer to the date..so this way , i had my dress,and i could use more time doing the other things, - i am guess u are getting married for the first time ? I am getting ready for my 2nd try at this, and this time, i purchased a black mermaid skirt, and ivory top - that was in the maids wear, it only took 3 weeks ! (I'm doing a black and white theme , since its Nic and my 2x wedding;) but my first one was white for 99.00 , and i spilled champagne down the front of it,and ruined the gown ! i was not upset- cause i knew ,i did not invest a lot of money in it - funny but my wedding picture hat ( my first was a southern garden theme) cost more than my dress !! i still have that hat 150.00 ha

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ANGIEDENISE1 Posts: 84
10/21/11 3:59 P

Hey!! You should absolutely start shopping for your dress now... Its should be ordered 9-10 months before your wedding. Most companies offer free altering. My sister is getting married June 23, 2012 and she has tried on over 150 dress at 12 different places. EVERY place offered free altering with the purchase. So go shop and have fun. Good luck!!

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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,109
10/21/11 11:41 A

It is expensive to get a dress altered. I think it would be more expensive to have to put a rush order on your dress. The reason that they recommend that you order your dress six to nine months in advance, is because they don't make the dress until you order it. So if they only have a month to make it, it will cost extra.

One thing that you should *never, ever* do is order your dress in a smaller size. Or the size you think you will be. Wedding dress sizes are greatly different from the street clothes sizes.



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MIDNYTEGYPSY Posts: 30
10/20/11 10:52 P

Hello everyone! Like you I'm a bride-to-be! I have finally found my prince, lol. Here is my problem, I have a goal of 100lbs before my wedding (its 9-30-12). I have almost a year, but I really want to start picking out my dress....so do you think its too soon? Is it really expensive to get them altered? Thanks in advance for the help!

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